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CME/CE

Heart Failure: Interventions to Reduce Morbidity, Mortality, and Hospitalizations

  • Authors: Clyde W. Yancy, MD; William T. Abraham, MD; Anne B. Curtis, MD
  • CME/CE Released: 10/1/2013; Reviewed and Renewed: 10/9/2014
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 10/9/2015
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for heart failure specialists, electrophysiologists, general cardiologists, internists, critical care specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who care for patients at risk for sudden cardiac death.

The goal of this activity is to update clinicians' awareness of management techniques to address the risks of decompensation and sudden cardiac arrest in patients with heart failure.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze how decompensation and/or sudden cardiac arrest affect heart failure morbidity and mortality
  2. Review management techniques aimed at preventing decompensation and sudden cardiac arrest in patients with heart failure


Disclosures

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Medscape, LLC, encourages Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.


Author(s)

  • Clyde W. Yancy, MD

    Magerstadt Professor of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Clyde W. Yancy, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Dr Yancy does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Yancy does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • William T. Abraham, MD

    Professor of Internal Medicine; Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Deputy Director, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: William T. Abraham, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Abbott Laboratories; BIOTRONIK; Medtronic, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Respicardia, Inc.; St. Jude Medical; Sunshine Heart, Inc.; Zoll Medical Corporation

    Dr Abraham does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Abraham does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • Anne B. Curtis, MD

    Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York; President and CEO, UBMD Internal Medicine, Amherst, New York

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Anne B. Curtis, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Biosense Webster, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Medtronic, Inc.; Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Sanofi; St. Jude Medical; Pfizer Inc
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Medtronic, Inc.; St. Jude Medical

    Dr Curtis does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Curtis does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Editor

  • Ronald K. Miller, PhD

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Ronald K. Miller, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Steering Committee

  • Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH

    Chief of Cardiology, VA Boston Healthcare System; Senior Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group, Boston, Massachusetts

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Received grants for clinical research from: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Eisai Inc.; Ethicon, Inc.; Medtronic, Inc.; sanofi-aventis; The Medicines Company; Medtronic, Inc.

  • Roberta C. Bogaev, MD

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Private Practice Cardiologist, Schnitzler Cardiovascular Consultants, San Antonio, Texas

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Roberta C. Bogaev, MD Roberta C. Bogaev, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Ted E. Feldman, MD

    Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Ted E. Feldman, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Abbott Laboratories; Boston Scientific; Coherex Medical, Inc.; Edwards Lifesciences; Intervalve; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Boston Scientific Received grants for clinical research from: Abbott Laboratories; Boston Scientific; Edwards Lifesciences; St. Jude Medical; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

  • Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: BIOTRONIK; Boston Scientific; Medtronic, Inc.; St. Jude Medical; Sorin Group; CardioInsight Technologies Inc.; Thoratec Corporation
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: BIOTRONIK; Boston Scientific; St. Jude Medical; Sorin Group
    Received grants for clinical research from: BIOTRONIK; Boston Scientific; St. Jude Medical; Sorin Group; Medtronic, Inc.

CME Reviewer(s)

  • Nafeez Zawahir, MD

    CME Clinical Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Nafeez Zawahir, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Laurie E. Scudder, DNP, NP

    Clinical Editor, Continuing Professional Education Department, Medscape, LLC; Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Allied Health, George Washington University, Washington, DC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Laurie E. Scudder, DNP, NP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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    For Physicians

  • Medscape, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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    For Nurses

  • Medscape, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    Awarded 0.5 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APNs; 0.0 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology.

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CME/CE

Heart Failure: Interventions to Reduce Morbidity, Mortality, and Hospitalizations

Authors: Clyde W. Yancy, MD; William T. Abraham, MD; Anne B. Curtis, MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME/CE Released: 10/1/2013; Reviewed and Renewed: 10/9/2014

Valid for credit through: 10/9/2015

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